Years: 1964 - 1967
Styles: Beat, Garage Rock, Mod Rock
Chris Lovegrove - Lead guitar (in band: 1964 - 1967)
Phil Heatley - Guitar (in band: 1964 - 1967)
Barry Allchin - Bass Guitar (in band: 1964 - 1967)
Brian Cocoran - Drums (in band: 1964 - 1967)
Terry Nolder - Vocals (in band: 1964 - 1967)
Steve Valentine - Rhythm guitar (in band: 1967)
The Eyes were one of the leading bands of the mid-60s London freakbeat scene and were closely compared to the Who during that period. The band hailed from the Ealing area of West London, evolving out of an early 60s instrumental ensemble called the Renegades. Original members included Chris Lovegrove (lead guitar), Barry Allchin (bass), Brian Corcoran (drums) and Phil Heatley (guitar). They eventually added Terry Nolder (vocals) and changed their name to Gerry Hart & The Hartbeats and then finally to the Eyes in 1964.
At the end of 1966, under the pseudonym the Pupils, the band issued an LP of well done Rolling Stones covers which was appropriately titled "A Tribute To The Rolling Stones". When this too didn't sell well, Heatley quit in early 1967 and was briefly replaced by Steve Valentine (guitar) before the band finally called it quits.
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